Originally Posted by allaboutfish
and this is exactly why i dont buy glofish. nothing good comes from adding something to DNA in fish
I'm not totally sure about that. I've read that they've done some enhancements in certain food fish stocks to make them mature faster, creating more yield in shorter time periods.
The glofish concept was originally introduced to monitor pollution levels, and I guess that they are keeping it around since there's a market for it.
The fact is that as long as people are buying these kinds of things, they will be around. Same with cup bettas and freakish hybrids/deformity fish.
So it seems like its a double edged sword.
All that can be done by those who are opposed to it is to voice your opinion, inform others, and try to help maintain certain species through your own tanks if possible. People have been doing the latter for years, which is why some fish are extinct in the wild but still readily available in the trade.